Track and Field

Spearmon set to lead 300m field at Millrose Games

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NEW YORK — Two-time Olympian and world-record holder Wallace Spearmon leads a stellar Men's 300 meter field at the NYRR Millrose Games, one that showcases both Olympic and World Championships medalists. The 107th edition of the NYRR Millrose Games will be held on Saturday, February 15, at The New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory.

Spearmon, 29, is one of the most decorated sprinters in American history, having earned World Championships medals in the 200 meters and 4x100 meter relay. A short sprint specialist, Spearmon has a personal best of 19.65 seconds for 200 meters, and has already run 20.68 this season.

"I love the 300m distance," said Spearmon. "I am ready and can't wait to race at the Millrose Games at The Armory."

Indoor broadcast schedule announced for 2014 USATF Championship Series

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INDIANAPOLIS -- The first three stops of the 2014 USATF Championship Series will be televised nationally for the second consecutive year as the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, Millrose Games and the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships air live on NBC Sports Network.

Coverage begins Saturday, Feb. 8  with the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix airing from 4:30-6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

The NYRR Millrose Games, first held in 1908, will also air on NBCSN. From 3-5 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 15, fans have the chance to watch some spectacular indoor races, including the 99th Wanamaker Mile and a competitive women’s 800m race between Mary Cain, Ajee Wilson and more.

Coverage concludes in Albuquerque with the 2014 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships, held at the Albuquerque Convention Center for the third consecutive year. The USA Indoor Championships will serve as the selection meet for the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland.

Suhr, Whiting and Gebrhiwet join Boston’s parade of stars

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A trio of 2013 world leaders and the IAAF young athlete of the year are among the latest top athletes set to compete in the 2014 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, an IAAF Indoor Permit meeting, on 8 February.

Jenn Suhr, who last year set the world indoor record in the pole vault and went on to clear a world-leading 4.91m outdoors, returns to the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in quest of her seventh victory here.

Suhr, the Olympic champion and world silver medallist, is undefeated in her six appearances at this meeting, where she set American records in 2009 and 2012.

The Reggie Lewis Center also played host to Suhr’s first US title in 2005 as a virtual unknown. She has since won six more US titles indoors and seven outdoors for a total of 14 national titles.

Brooks Running Moves the PR Invitational Outdoors and to June!

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When we told you 2014 was going to be a big year for Brooks, we weren’t kidding.
 
·         We turn 100 years old this year.
·         We signed Nick Symmonds to the Brooks Beasts Track Club.
·         We start sponsoring the Mt. SAC Relays and XC Invite!
 
And… drumroll… we’re hosting the fastest high school track meet in the country- the 2014 Brooks PR Invitational.

Brooks Running Company Jumpstarts 100th Year with a Clear Focus on the Future of Run, Signing Olympian Nick Symmonds

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Brooks welcomes the No. 1 800m runner in the U.S. and deepens its commitment to competitive running - Seattle – Jan. 2, 2014 –  Brooks Running Company, the leader in performance run, celebrates the start of its centennial year by solidly investing in the future of the run, adding Olympian Nick Symmonds to its roster of sponsored athletes. Symmonds joins the Brooks Beasts Track Club (TC), a middle distance, Seattle-based training group formed last year by Brooks to set a new standard for racing, team, culture and spirit on and off the track.

 “Brooks makes a commitment to support its athletes through the good times and the bad,” said Nick Symmonds, No. 1 800m runner in the U.S. “After visiting the Brooks headquarters and meeting with many employees and my new teammates, I know Brooks and I share similar goals and values.”

With the addition of Symmonds to the Brooks Beasts TC, Brooks continues to build on its unique vision for sponsored athletes, creating training groups where teamwork and culture on and off the track are celebrated as much as individual success and accolades. In addition to the Beasts, the company also sponsors the Hansons-Brooks Original Distance Project, a training group that has produced two Olympians to date.